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  1. Derby on the agenda for classy private-purchase colt Saturn

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... metres. The colt's new trainer will be Ivan Allan, which is fitting because Saturn is a son of Marju, a Royal Ascot Group One winner and Epsom Derby runner-up, whose best son ... Former Jockey Club chairman Alan Li Fook-sum has bought high-class galloper Saturn from England, with the stated aim of capturing next year's $14 million Hong Kong Derby. Saturn, ...

  2. Horror draw fails to dent Guyon's Derby confidence

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Pre-post favourite Ambitious Dragon must break a 30-year hoodoo to win the HK$16 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2,000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday after he was dealt ... Millard-trained runner to victory. Compounding the pressure on the $2.80 favourite is the fact Ambitious Dragon is also aiming to become the first Hong Kong Classic Cup or Derby Trial winner to carry his ...

  3. Overseas simulcasts figures continue to move upwards

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... offering from Epsom Downs on Saturday returning better figures than a year ago. The Yasuda Kinen hold rose by $1.7 million to just under $26 million, while the Epsom Derby simulcast grew the best part of $5 million to almost $99 million handled on the six events, despite the odds-on favourite Camelot and a small field in the Derby stifling betting. It was a good day overall, with a gain ...

  4. Dragon's fire forces Moore to rethink plans for Xtension

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It was a rare Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby as Ambitious Dragon stamped himself the next big thing in racing yesterday- no hard-luck stories and even John Moore looking ... the Derby field along at a good clip, none of the fears of a muddling pace surfaced and Ambitious Dragon stopped the clock at two minutes 1.5 seconds in the second-quickest Derby since it went ...

  5. Derby winner eyes QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Sir Percy could be become the first Epsom Derby winner to race in Hong Kong next month if all goes to plan in Saturday's US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic. ... some tough races before the Derby and it was a remarkable job from Marcus and his staff to have the horse good enough to win that race,' Dwyer said. 'Being the horse he is, he ran his ...

  6. Long journey not in vain for Australian duo

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and Brett Prebble rode in Australia on Saturday before making the 10-hour flight into Hong Kong yesterday morning and heading to Derby day. Prebble, who had won two major races in Melbourne on Saturday, made his trip worthwhile by picking up third place in the Derby on Ain't Here, but Oliver and Payne also took out support races. In Payne's case, it was a matter of shoring up ...

  7. Woods' Derby hopes back on track thanks to smart Free Judgement

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The outgoing Tiger preyed upon two of Sean Woods' Hong Kong Derby hopefuls in the final weeks of the lunar cycle, but Free Judgement hopped right into contention ... and his Derby hopes were all but crushed- until Free Judgement reproduced his European form and bounded into the frame as a genuine contender, with a three-quarter length win over lightweight Fat ...

  8. It's a memorable night at the Valley for Prebble as he grabs a treble

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for the Derby and those races, but the owner was keen to have a try and a horse only gets one chance to run in a Derby so he ran. But this race was more his kind of race.' John Size also struck ...

  9. Exciting Xtension has his day in the sun

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Even sitting at home in his box yesterday, the Derby winner Ambitious Dragon was an awesome presence as John Moore and Darren Beadman claimed the BMW Champions Mile ... to 1,600m after the Derby was some kind of gamble but he freshened up well and he's done the job. Now we can look to the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, which he has already been entered for, ...

  10. Wind Winner sparks early Derby talk

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Lightly raced Wind Winner may have been mentioned in the same breath as the Hong Kong Derby after he won yesterday at Sha Tin but trainer Tony Cruz was quick to qualify. 'He's a four-year-old so naturally you have the Derby in the back of your mind with any horse of that age that might have some promise,' said the reigning Derby-winning trainer of Lucky ...




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